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Village of Ridgewood Snow Reminders

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village of Ridgewood reminds you that due to inclement weather certain procedures should be followed .

REMINDERS ABOUT GARBAGE PICKUP DURING SNOW EVENTS

Our sanitation and recycling employees will be picking up garbage and recycling, as long as the road conditions permit them to do so.  All garbage and recycling containers must be placed at the end of your driveways, and not in the street.  The Village will resume rear yard garbage collection as quickly as possible after the snowstorm, but please continue to place your garbage cans at the end of your driveway, until you have a clear path to them.  We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our Village employees safe. 

REMINDERS ABOUT SNOW REMOVAL

All sidewalks in residential districts must be cleared within 24 hours of the snow falling. Please do not place snow into the street; instead, place it back onto your own property.  In addition, if you have a fire hydrant on your property, please clear it of any snow accumulation.  

POWER OUTAGES

Due to icy conditions, there may be power outages.  Please stay away from downed wires.  Plan ahead and know where your flashlights are located.  If you experience a power outage, please do not call the Police Department unless there is an emergency.  Instead, please call PSE&G directly at 1-800-436-7734. 

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Winter Storm Watch Sunday Afternoon thru Monday Morning

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Ridgewood NJ,the National Weather Service WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…Moderate to heavy snow possible. Total snow   accumulations of 5 to 7 inches possible. 
* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, most of southern   Connecticut and portions of southeast New York. 
* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. 
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The   hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute. 

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

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Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule on Friday, March 1

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Storm Notice: Please pass the word!

All Ridgewood Schools will operate under the delayed opening schedule on Friday, March 1.

Under the delayed opening schedule, the school day will begin two hours later than usual.

School bus schedules will operate two hours later. For students who are walking to school or to bus stops, please allow extra time and use caution.

Elementary school children who have not ordered lunch must bring a bag lunch to school. There will not be sufficient time for children to go home for lunch when there is a delayed opening.

Thank you and please be careful.

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HERE WE GO AGAIN : WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST MONDAY… * WHAT…Snow and mixed precipitation expected. Total snow   accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light   glaze expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut   and southeast New York. * WHEN…From 9 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Monday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snowfall rates of 1/2 to 1 inch per hour   possible overnight. Plan on slippery road conditions. The   hazardous conditions will impact the morning commute for those   working or going to school on Washington`s Birthday. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

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Tuesday Mixed precipitation expected Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 5 AM TUESDAY TO 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up to one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN…From 5 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EST Wednesday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions and a long period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The hazardous conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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2 to 5 Inches of Snow Expected Today

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Ridgewood NJ, accrding to the National weather service there is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches expected, with locally up to 6 inches in far western Orange County. Snowfall rates up to one inch per hour are possible at times this afternoon and evening.

* WHERE…Interior portions of the Lower Hudson Valley, Northern Fairfield and Western Bergen and Passaic counties.

* WHEN…Light snow develops late this morning, then possibly mixes with or changes to rain for a few hours this afternoon across most of the advisory area. The precipitation returns to all snow this evening, before ending later tonight/early Wednesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning and/or evening commute.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Upcoming Snow Storm

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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy and the Murphy Administration are asking New Jersey residents to prepare for a winter storm that will affect the area throughout the weekend. Colonel Patrick Callahan and the New Jersey State Police are preparing the State Emergency Operations Center, which will activate tomorrow in order to monitor the winter storm conditions expected to last through Sunday.

Continue reading Governor Murphy and the Murphy Administration Urge Residents to Prepare for Upcoming Snow Storm
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Winter Storm Warning

Snow Blizzard of 2016 Ridgewood CBD

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service issues a WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth of an inch expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and the lower Hudson Valley in New York. * WHEN…From noon Saturday to 6 PM EST Sunday. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice will make travel very hazardous or impossible. Check local Department of Transportation information services for the latest road conditions.

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Reminder Clear the Snow off Your Car

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Fair Lawn Nj, Police Traffic Officers Association of Bergen County reminds you don’t forget to clear the snow off your car or face fines of $25 to $75 for each offense, regardless of whether the ice and snow is dislodged from the vehicle. If flying ice or snow causes property damage or injury to others, motorists face fines of $200 to $1,000 for each offense.

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New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space

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Ridgewood NJ, the New Jersey State Police remind you to leave a little extra time and a little extra space. 

Although winter is still a little over a week away, cold temperatures and winter weather are upon us nevertheless. Parts of North Jersey are expected to get some light snow tomorrow morning and into the afternoon, which could create hazardous road conditions.

Now, meteorologists aren’t predicting a blizzard, but light snow can still create dangerous driving conditions. The best thing you can do to help us and crews tasked with treating and clearing the roads is to avoid driving during inclement weather if you can. Less traffic creates a safer environment for the men and women working on the roadways during inclement weather.

But we do know that many of you will have no choice but to drive to work. Fortunately, there are few things you can do to keep yourself and others safe when driving on snow-covered roads. First, you can #SlowYourRoll! Driving at speeds too fast for the road conditions is often a contributing factor in snow-related crashes and spinouts. These types of crashes not only put our Troopers in danger, they also put you, your occupants and other emergency personnel (like tow-truck drivers and first responders) in danger as well. Other cars spinning out of control are deadly to pedestrians at a scene.

The next best thing you can do is to leave extra room between you and the vehicle in front of you should you have to brake unexpectedly. Even anti-lock brakes are not enough to stop a slowing or stopping car sliding on slick, snowy roads. Oh, and plan to leave for work a little earlier. Because you’ll be rolling slower, right?

Troopers will be on patrol to assist you if you need us. Hopefully, you won’t require our services. Snow is expected to start in the morning. Snow totals will vary depending on where you live with some areas getting a wintry mix. For more in-depth updates, go to the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Facebook page.

Be safe, people!